Managing tourism decline

Insights from the Isle of Man

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Abstract

Qualitative interviews conducted in the Isle of Man investigate local perceptions of a tourism industry in long-term decline: a development stage typically overlooked. Negative impacts of decline are revealed; including facilities loss, landscape erosion, and a heightened sense of peripherality. Together such impacts undermine local identity and attractiveness of place. Tourists are welcomed as they help to affirm the pride residents have in their island, create atmosphere, provide social interaction opportunities, stimulate positive emotions and combat negative stereotyping. Emphasised is the on-going importance of tourism impacts in a peripheral location. Practioner recommendations are therefore made calling attention to the need to more carefully manage the process of decline. Potential strategies for achieving this are signposted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-190
Number of pages17
JournalManaging Sport and Leisure
Volume20
Issue number3
Early online date6 Mar 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Managing tourism decline : Insights from the Isle of Man. / Canavan, Brendan.

In: Managing Sport and Leisure, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2015, p. 174-190.

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